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Anchors Aweigh House Number

This gorgeous anchor by the Graphics Fairy was the inspiration for our new house number. It’s just perfect, our little housie by the sea is in a secure village called “Anchors Aweigh” 😎

Anchor Image sourced from The Graphics Fairy

Image sourced from The Graphics Fairy

We added the number 50 to the image using Power Point and then we took some pallet off cuts, wood glue, saddles, rope and chalk and created a one of a kind sign. We cut the pallets into 4 x 35 cm pieces and 2 x 40 cm pieces, sanded them down and then gave 2 coats of Gripseal wood stain. (I love Gripseal,  it’s a wood stain with a built in sealer that goes on really easily and their colour range is to die for). Once the sealer was dry we placed the 35 cm pieces side by side and using wood glue and a nail gun, we attached the 40 cm pieces to the 35 cm pieces.

Putting it all together

Putting it all together

Pallet backdrop for the sign

The pallets are a perfect backdrop for a rustic number display.

Attach a piece of rope to the back of the pallet sign using some saddles and screws.


Attached the rope using saddles and a nail

All that still needs to be done is to transfer the image on the front of the pallet sign using an overhead projector and chalk.

Number 50 Anchors Aweigh

Welcome to 50 Anchors Aweigh

I really love how it turned out. The perfect sign for a perfect little holiday home.

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Categories:   DIY Crafty Tutorials, Home Decor Crafts, Our Round House


  • Posted: March 5, 2016 08:58


    Michelle, that sign is amazing!! It is way much better than the original, you are really talented to draw that by hand! I would love to invite you to share it with us at the party I co-host every Tuesday on my blog. Enjoy the weekend!
    • Posted: March 5, 2016 12:59


      Oh wow Pili, I would love to share. Thank you!!
  • Posted: February 28, 2016 21:16


    Anchors Aweigh, what a perfect name for a village or town!!!!! My husband is retired from the U S Navy, he's a 20 year veteran. ⚓️⚓️⚓️ To live close to the ocean, in a place called Anchors Aweigh with an anchor house number, would be heaven on earth for us... You are very blessed, no wonder it's so easy for you to be creative ;) Rena :) Psalm 46:10
  • Posted: February 4, 2016 02:10

    Handmade Anchor Sign - Reader Feature - The Graphics Fairy

    […] This turned out so fun! It would make a great gift! Thank you, Michelle, for sharing with us today! To see this and her other work, visit her blog. […]
    • Posted: February 4, 2016 06:15


      Thank you Graphics Fairy for the feature. As always your graphics are the best!!

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